By Raphael Jov, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) met with top Management staff of the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in furtherance to their earlier meetings and placed orders for NASENI disinfectant sprayers.
It would be recalled that a few weeks ago, NASENI launched a range of technology products tagged ” COVID-19
Interventions” to assist the government
to contain the spread of the COVID-19
pandemic in Nigeria.
The products included ventilators
(designed and manufactured in Nigeria)
to assist patients in breathing ,
environmental disinfectant safety
sprayers like NASENI Disinfectant Safety.
Tunnel O, Disinfectant Safety Tunnel U,
the Single-Cham Disinfectant Sprayer,
Keke NASENI Disinfectant Sprayer, as well
as Vehicle-Mounted Disinfectant
Sprayers which could be mounted on
both trucks and Hilux vans.
All these pieces of equipment were locally designed and produced by NASENI Engineers to protect Nigerian cities and towns against the virus.
The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, while
welcoming the Management staff of
NASENI, commended them for providing
the needed support to the nation
through relevant innovations at this
critical moment when every nation is
thinking of home-grown technology.
He, however, urged them to review the cost
of their products downward so as to
ensure wider patronage.
Similarly, he advised NASENI to work on the aesthetics of the machines in order to compete favourably with those produced abroad.
He said, “NASENI Disinfectant Safety
Sprayers have come handy even as we
look forward to consolidating on our
partnership with you and other similar
organisations towards deploying more
He added that the entire workers at the
Board’s Headquarters and outstations
would be sanitized before and after
closing on a daily basis during the phased
He stated that the Board would not want to take chances with the safety of its staff as it complied with the directive on the gradual easing of the lockdown.
He disclosed that before resumption of
staff as directed by relevant agencies of
government, the Board decontaminated its Headquarters and all its other offices across the nation and stated that the procurement of the equipment would be an extra layer of protection for the staff.
The Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI,
Prof. Mohammad Haruna, expressed his
appreciation to the Registrar for his
patriotism especially at a period when
many are fixated on foreign products.
He assured the Registrar that the equipment that would be supplied to the Board would meet all the specifications agreed upon in terms of aesthetics,
added features and durability.